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Monday, February 11, 2019


Hi friends! I stitched up this Rainbow Gallery pattern for the pedestal frame for next month.
This is from the 2003 Cross Stitcher's Surprise Series and it is called 'March Squared'.  You can find more Rainbow Gallery free patterns RIGHT HERE

I stitched this pattern on 28ct lambswool two over two with my own choice of DMC, VMSS Tarnished Gold, a mystery variegated pink floss and Wisper for the sheep. The pattern called for lavender color where you see pink, but I changed that. Imagine that!😉

I am now stitching up a free pattern for the cubby shelf.
I know I mentioned The Cat Who... series last year, and how I have begun reading them again after taking a few decades hiatus from this series. I am truly enjoying each and every one of these books! I am actually listening to them now. I read the first twelve books. I plan to listen to books thirteen through thirty. They are fun with a mystery. The last two that I have finished are:

In this mystery in the bestselling Cat Who series, Jim Qwilleran takes a trip to Scotland and brings home a case that only his cats Koko and Yum Yum can solve... Qwill’s on his way to Scotland—and on his way to solving another purr-plexing mystery. But this time, Koko’s nowhere near the scene of the crime. He and Yum Yum are back in Pickax, being coddled by a catsitter...but Koko won’t sit still once Qwill’s traveling party returns—minus one member. He’s behaving oddly, and Qwill knows what that means: Koko may have been miles away from the murder scene—but he’s just a whisker away from cracking the case!

In this charming Cat Who mystery, a misused mansion sets the stage for a strange caper for Jim Qwilleran and his cats Koko and Yum Yum. Qwill’s moved into the old Gage mansion—and the cats are on a treasure hunt. The house’s fifty closets are crammed with several generations of junk, and while Qwill investigates two recent deaths—those of the mansion’s former occupant and a local potato farmer—Koko investigates the contents of the closets. Qwill and the cats wind up unearthing some surprising skeletons—and bringing long-buried secrets to light...
The February cubby shelf display.
Stay warm my friends! That's what we are working on doing here.😉

Thank you for stopping by. Your comments always encourage me. Thank you. I am so blessed to call you friends.💗 I hope you have a wonderful, stitchtastic week!

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.  1Corinthians 15:58

Stitching and praying,


RJ said...

What a sweet stitch this is Vickie. I love the colors you used...were they the called for colors or did you add the pink? It will look wonderful on your shelf. Hope you are warming up abit. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

MartinaM said...

HI Vickie,
Your March pattern looks very much like spring, fresh grass and the first pink flowers.
Very nice your February looks Cubby.
Hugs Martina

butterfly said...

Love your new stitch ,you are stitching some lovely designs .
Keep warm ,and enjoy your week .

Manuela said...

Hello Vickie,
a wonderful March stitching.
Your February cubby shelf looks wonderful.
Hugs, Manuela

Marilyn said...

A touch of Spring!
Very pretty.
Your cubby looks great.

Margaret said...

I always love seeing your cubby shelf! It's wonderful! A great March finish too.

Meg said...

Cute stitch! Nice color choices. Love that pink!

Stasi said...

I just love your cubby shelf and how it keeps growing!!! Stay warm!

Jenny said...

Hi Vickie.... Your March stitch is just adorable! Love your color choices! And you finished it in plenty of time for March!

You know I have seen these books at my library for years. They have always caught my attention and yet I have never read one! I may have to try them.

We are trying to stay warm here too believe it or not. We are definitely not as cold as you are but for California we are actually freezing at night and cold during the day. We have had more rain this year than we have had in awhile. I think it is Scott making sure his garden is being!

Have a happy Monday my dear friend! Sending hugs and love your way!

Mary said...

Vicki, How darn cute are those little lambs!! Perfect for a March-Irish stitch!! Stay warm!!! Mary

Andrea said...

A lovely March stitch. Have a good week.

Vicki said...

The March piece is so "spring-y", very pretty!
Thanks for showing the cubby shelf - I always enjoy seeing it.

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Vickie. The cubby looks great.


diamondc said...

Hi Vickie: What a sweet new stitch for cubby shelf, it is lovely, I love working on lambswool, its so soft and pliable.
I have read so many of Lillian's books, they grab you and will not let go each book is a page turner.
We are having small little bursts snow today, Ick.
Stay warm and safe.


Carolien said...

Lovely stitches ... mmmm I would expect a pink hat ;)
Happy reading, my friend. Have you read 'The traveling cat chronicles'? Also a good read.

Hugs across the ocean and have a good week,

Mary's Thread said...

Your cubby is getting full and it is so cute! I like your March design with the cute little sheep!!

Robin in Virginia said...

Vickie, thanks for sharing a picture of the February cubby! It looks fabulous. Well done on your March finish!

moreofhim said...

I love your March stitching! The colors are wonderful and what a beautiful addition to your cubby. I love the Cat Who books and you're making me want to re-read them again myself. They are such fun books!

Stay warm - Julie

Willy said...

A wonderful spring stitching.
Lovely little lambs.

Julie said...

A lovely March stitch, the little sheep are cute.
Have a lovely week x

Carol said...

The fluffy lambs are just perfect, Vickie! I really like all of your color choices for the March piece and look forward to seeing it in your February cubby :)

Barb said...

Your February cubby looks wonderful! The little March design will look great in the cubby next month!

Astrids dragon said...

Ah, signs of spring! It's adorable and of course there should be pink in there.

Lili said...

So sweet finish, Vickie!
The February cubby display is gorgeous! How adorable poodle miniatures that you have!

rosey175 said...

I love this little March stitch! I think I would've changed the colors too; only to yellow so I could pretend the flowers were daffodils! Is Wisper floss hard to deal with? It's not one I've come across before.

FlashinScissors said...

A great colour change Vickie! March looks very sweet!
Thank you for the link ..... not sure if I will stitch but couldn’t resist saving! Tee Hee!
Nice to see your cubby display too!
Barbara xx

Halland House Gifts said...

Thank you, Vickie. I really needed that verse today. Judy

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I must add the Rainbw Gallery freebies to my rotation one year, they are all lovely.
The cubby looks awesome! You are gradually filling up the holes each month.